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Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo is the actor best known to Star Trek fans for playing Starfleet's Emergency Medical Hologram, or simply, The Doctor, on Star Trek: Voyager.

Picardo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 27 October 1953. He attended William Penn Charter School, graduating in 1971, after which he attended Yale University. While attending Yale, he performed in several University productions and graduated with a BA in Drama in 1975.

In 1977, he made his Broadway debut in a production of Gemini, and in 1981, made his feature film debut in the contemporary horror classic, The Howling. His other film credits include Innerspace, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Wagons East!, and more. In addition to his role on Voyager, he is also known for playing Dr. Dick Richard on China Beach, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years, and for his role as Agent Richard Woolsey in the Stargate television franchise.

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1913
Jerry Sohl is born.
1914
Bill Erwin and Ray Walston are born.
1943
Henry Kingi, Sr. is born.
1949
Connie Danese is born.
1952
Keith Szarabajka is born.
1954
Dan Butler is born.
Bob Stillman is born.
1955
Dennis Christopher is born.
1965
John Gross is born.
1963
Dan Gauthier is born.
1964
Fourth day of filming on TOS: "The Cage". Bridge scenes are filmed today.
1966
Fifth day of filming on TOS: "Tomorrow is Yesterday".
The score for TOS: "Shore Leave", composed by Gerald Fried, is recorded.
Andy Mangels is born.
1968
Alex Sinclair is born.
First day of filming on TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah". The scene of Kirk, Spock and McCoy sharing a bottle of Saurian brandy in Flint's castle is filmed today.
1972
The Thirty-Third UK Story Arc continues in Valiant & TV21 #62 with the sixth of seven installments.
1973
Michael Boisvert is born.
1979
The first part of Called Home comic arc is published as part one of the Star Trek Comic Strip (US) run.
1981
Seventeenth day of filming on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
1986
Desi Arnaz dies.
1987
Seventh (and last) day of filming on TNG: "11001001".
3rd revised final draft script for TNG: "Home Soil" is submitted.
1988
Thirty-seventh day of filming on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
2nd revised final draft script for TNG: "A Matter Of Honor" is submitted.
1991
Second day of filming on TNG: "Power Play".
CIC Video releases Next Generation volumes 31, 32 & 33 and The Animated Series volumes 1 & 2 on VHS in the UK.
1994
Fifth day of filming on VOY: "The Cloud".
Final draft script for DS9: "Destiny" is submitted.
1996
Sixth day of filming on VOY: "Rise".
Final draft script for DS9: "By Inferno's Light" is submitted.
CIC Video releases The Original Series volume 1.8 on VHS in the UK.
1997
Seventh day of filming on VOY: "The Killing Game".
1998
VOY: "Nothing Human" airs.
First day of filming on DS9: "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges".
2002
Sixth day of filming on ENT: "Cease Fire".
Star Trek: The Next Generation season 6 DVD released in Region 2.
Paramount Home Entertainment releases Next Generation volume 5.7 on VHS in the UK.
2003
First day of filming on ENT: "Doctor's Orders".
Second-unit filming on ENT: "Harbinger".
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine season 7 DVD released in Region 1.
2004
Seventh (and last) day of filming on ENT: "The Aenar".
2006
Remastered version of TOS: "The Menagerie, Part II" airs.
2019
D.C. Fontana dies.
Unknown year
Moses Nyarko is born.

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